• Workshops on EIDM

    The workshops combine the theory behind evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) with discussions on how participants could effectively implement this in a government context.

  • Building Evidence Literacies

    Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal and the facts from the fiction. The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.

    - Martin Luther King

Why join the network?

The Africa Evidence Network enables members to get Network updates, monthly newsletters, establish links and partnerships with other network members involved in evidence-informed decision-making.
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Our Members

Our network of members include researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from universities, NGOs and governments that have an interest in evidence-informed decision-making.

Evidence 2018

Evidence 2018 is a conference on the use of evidence in decision-making in Africa. The conference will take place from 25 - 28 September 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa.

Welcome to the Africa Evidence Network

If you’re interested in evidence-informed decision-making for Africa, whether from the perspective of policy, practice or research, this is the place to come. Here you will find the latest information on network activities, general news on evidence and policy in Africa, or updates on funding opportunities.

Latest News

Global Evidence Summit 2017: Call for abstracts open

January 10, 2017

The call for abstracts is now open. Abstracts for oral presentations and posters are invited in areas relevant to the work of Cochrane, Guidelines International Network (G-I-N), Campbell Collaboration, Joanna Briggs Institute, and the International Society for Evidence-based Health Care (ISEHC) as well as evidence-based practice, policy, methodology, and advocacy. Submissions are invited in the […]

Cochrane South Africa announces appointment of new Director

Cochrane South Africa has appointed Professor Charles Shey Wiysonge as its new Director, effective December 2016. Originally trained as a physician, Professor Wiysonge has also completed extensive postgraduate training in epidemiology, evidence-based health care, and vaccinology. His previous roles have included serving as Senior Research Officer with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in […]

Cochrane SA says thank you to Prof Jimmy Volmink

December 2, 2016

The AEN extends its thanks and congratulations to Prof Jimmy Volmink, founder of the South African Cochrane Centre, who will be stepping down as Centre Director at the end of 2016. Jimmy’s impact on the production of systematic reviews in the region cannot be underestimated. We wish him all the best with whatever the future […]